I seriously don't know what to discuss first: the love scene or the tears-inducing ending. Yes, I admit it. I shed tears, people. It was just so very sad. Sammy had to kill the woman he had just slept with because there was no way of turning her back from the werewolf she had become. It was heartbreaking really. Not only the part where Sammy had to man up and go in there and do the deed. No, it started with Dean doing his big-brother duty and taking the gun from Madison. He was willing to be the one to do it, just so that his brother wouldn't have to live with that. It's what Dean does. It's why he's the best big brother ever. And Sammy having to lose another girl he made a connection with is just unfair, but it was really good drama. The last couple minutes of "Heart" were my favorite of the entire hour. I couldn't help but think of Jessica as well as some of the similarities to Sam's situation (re: the evil that lurks inside). My heart also broke a little for Sammy when Madison told him, "This is the way you can save me." Man, I think I've said this before, but this is why Sera Gamble is my second favorite
Supernatural writer after Eric Kripke himself. We heard the gunshot, but our eyes were on Dean. The tear. The flinch. And then the credits. Damn. Sera got me good. And thank you for setting that last little bit to Queensryche's "Silent Lucidity." I haven't heard that song in yages (years + ages - for those of you playing the home game).
OK, the love scene: I have to admit that it wasn't the hottest love scene I've ever seen. And it seemed to share some of the same choreography as Dean and Cassie's romp in "Route 666." But Jared? Let's put it this way. I happened to call my sister when she was watching
Supernatural in the Central Time Zone (I live in the Pacific Time Zone), and all she kept saying was: "Hot. Frickin'. Biceps." I so had to agree with her there. Wow. Double Wow. Triple Wow. Guh. And I think those were direct quotes that I wrote down as I was watching.
We got tons of awkwardSam trying to flirt with Madison who folded her clean underwear in front of him. We even got a little lecherousDean at the strip club. This show loves to show Dean act like a Neanderthal while painting a sensitive picture of Sammy, doesn't it? I guess that makes the scenes when Dean goes all introspective and semi-emotional even that much more poignant. And it makes the episodes where Sam goes bad even that much more badass.
I have to confess that when I heard that Emmanuelle Vaugier was going to be the were-girl, I had my doubts. I mean, she's pretty much been on every CW show playing a witch. And even though she was quite ragerrific as the werewolf, her human self was quite nice, the opposite of what she usually plays.
Supernatural's good at doing that, too. Take last week's guest star Tricia Helfer and last year's guest star Julie Benz (Layla, "Faith"). These three actresses are known for playing strong, evil villainesses. On
Supernatural, they play the opposite (for the most part). It's nice to see these ladies in different roles.
Before I get to my long, long list of other thoughts and awesome quotes, I need to tell you guys that it's not too late to get your questions into Eric Kripke. We're still taking them, so any questions you still want to ask, feel free to leave them here in this blog for "Heart."
- I don't know about you, but it seems like Dean's thing is near-death experiences, while Sammy can't seem to hold on to a girl. Maybe next season, they'll mix things up a bit.
- So, Sam and Dean were in San Francisco. I was hoping the brothers would run into a friend of Sam's from Stanford. Or they'd at least mention how close they were to Palo Alto.
- Love the continuity with Sam being the only one present at the morgue; Dean's still keeping a low profile from the Feds.
- How great is it when Dean's excited about a hunt?
- Raise your hands if you want to hear the story about Li'l Sam, Li'l Dean, younger BDW and the werewolf. I sure do.
- Sam and Dean's nicknames were Detectives Landis and Dante: That's a shout-out to the directors of two great werewolf movies - John Landis directed
American Werewolf in London and Joe Dante directed
- Sam and Dean playing the Rock, Paper, Scissors game over who got to stay with Madison was classic. And Dean always going for scissors was hilarious. Although, did Dean lose on purpose so Sam could get some action? I couldn't tell.
- I again love the balancing of the brothers; they are so good for each other. This time Dean tried being as honest about Madison's situation while Sam couldn't come to terms with the fact that she was staying a werewolf.
- Thank you for definitively showing the passing of an entire night. ("Bugs" anyone?)
- Loved Sammy getting into
All My Children.
- More continuity when Sam says: "If this goes the way I
pray it does...." Nice little shout-out to "Houses of the Holy" there, Sera.
- Now Sammy knows what it feels like for someone to be asked to kill someone else. I'd love it if in the next new episode, they'd refer to that, maybe have Sammy take back what he made Dean promise.
- For some reason I loved Sammy racing to the hotel and pounding on the door in order to get Dean to help him find were-Madison.
- I don't know if this has happened any other time this season, but it happened several times in Season 1: Dean shouts, "Hey!" And the supernatural creature would actually listen to him and immediately look up just in time to watch itself get killed by Dean. It's funny every time I see it happen.
Sigh. Next week, it's the return of the hiatus blog. Our last mini-hiatus of the season begins before the unleashing of the final five episodes of Season 2. By the way, I've already watched the sneak peek for the next episode that airs April 19 a few times. It looks hilarious. Can't wait.
- "Could you be a bigger geek about this?"
- "OK, Sparky. And you know what? After we kill it we can go to Disneyland."
- "Think he's our dog-face boy?"
- "I think Kurt's looking more and more like our
- "Dude, why do you always get to hang out with the girls?" "Because I'm older."
- "Dean. Always with the scissors." "Shut up. Shut up. Two out of three." (Dean loses again.) "Bundle up out there, all right?"
- "Because I'm good. I mean really, really good. I gotta line on where he might be. What's she wearing?"
- "Oh, Sammy."
- "What a bitch."
- "How ya doing?" "My head feels great, thanks."
- "You know for a stakeout, your car's a bit conspicuous."
- "We're pretty sure you're not going to turn tonight, but we've got to be 100 percent so we're... lurking."
I seriously dont know what to discuss first the love scene or the tears-inducing ending Yes I admit it I shed tears people It was just so very sad Sammy had to kill the woman he had just slept with because there was no way of turning her back from the werewolf she had become It was heartbreaking really Not only the part where Sammy had to man up and go in there and do the deed No it started with Dean doing his big-brother duty and taking the gun from Madison He was willing to be the one to do it just so that his brother wouldnt have to live with that Its what Dean does Its why hes the best big brother ever And Sammy having to lose another girl he made a connection with is just unfair but it was really good drama The last couple minutes of Heart were my favorite of the entire hour I couldnt help but think of Jessica as well as some of the similarities to Sams situation re the evil that lurks inside My heart also broke a little for Sammy when Madison to